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obsolete
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
no longer in general use because it was replaced by something better
  • But I omit them as altogether obsolete; and can hardly help suspecting them for mere sounds, full of Leviathanism, but signifying nothing.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (84% in)
  • But this custom has now become obsolete; turn we then to the one proper mast-head, that of a whale-ship at sea.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (39% in)

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